Guess the Word in Romlangs

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Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sat 13 May 2017, 17:42

After qwed presented a word from a romlang in the Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs due to not having a Germanic lang readily available, I thought it would be a cool idea to have a counterpart to that thread for romlangs.

Like in the other thread, you can decide whether or not to provide IPA when you present a word to be guessed.

I don't have a romlang readily available, so here's a word I made up just for this game:

lourvoi
/ˈlou̯ɾvəj/
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:jpn: - A2
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 13 May 2017, 19:16

Is it a verb?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sat 13 May 2017, 20:09

shimobaatar wrote:Is it a verb?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Sat 13 May 2017, 20:23

A noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Sat 13 May 2017, 20:44

Does final -i come from VL/L *s?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sun 14 May 2017, 04:04

shimobaatar wrote:A noun?
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qwed117 wrote:Does final -i come from VL/L *s?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 14 May 2017, 12:26

Is it the nominative singular form of a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Sun 14 May 2017, 13:47

Does it have a post-cliticized element? (Is that element just the i?)
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sun 14 May 2017, 15:36

shimobaatar wrote:Is it the nominative singular form of a noun?
[cross]

(Assuming you're referring to the Latin from which it was derived; the word itself is no longer marked for case, like in most Romance languages)
qwed117 wrote:Does it have a post-cliticized element? (Is that element just the i?)
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:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Sun 14 May 2017, 17:49

Does the final -i derive from a decayed e?

If that's a no, is the language south of Remini-Spezzia
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Post by Creyeditor » Sun 14 May 2017, 18:56

Is it from *laurea?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sun 14 May 2017, 19:24

qwed117 wrote:Does the final -i derive from a decayed e?
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qwed117 wrote:If that's a no, is the language south of Remini-Spezzia
Like I said, this word was made up for this game and doesn't belong to a particular conlang, so I can't really speak for the whole language. However, looking at the differences between the two sides of the La Spezia-Rimini line, it doesn't look like the line is relevant to this particular word, at least in terms of plural formation and stop voicing/degemination.
Creyeditor wrote:Is it from *laurea?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by shimobaatar » Sun 14 May 2017, 21:50

GrandPiano wrote: (Assuming you're referring to the Latin from which it was derived; the word itself is no longer marked for case, like in most Romance languages)
Yeah, sorry for any confusion. Is it derived from the accusative singular form of a noun?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sun 14 May 2017, 21:55

shimobaatar wrote:Is it derived from the accusative singular form of a noun?
It is based on the accusative and is singular, yes.
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by Creyeditor » Sun 14 May 2017, 22:17

Is the first consonant a fossilized definite article?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sun 14 May 2017, 22:35

Creyeditor wrote:Is the first consonant a fossilized definite article?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by qwed117 » Sun 14 May 2017, 22:44

Does 《ou》come solely from VL *ọ? If not, does it come from any combination of ọ and another element?
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Sun 14 May 2017, 23:06

qwed117 wrote:Does 《ou》come solely from VL *ọ? If not, does it come from any combination of ọ and another element?
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:eng: - Native
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by elemtilas » Mon 15 May 2017, 01:24

Are these true?

Lat l > l
Lat r > r
Lat w > v

Is this true?

Lat -u- > -v-

Either of these true?

Lat -au- > -ou-
Lat -o- > -ou-
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Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Post by GrandPiano » Mon 15 May 2017, 01:34

elemtilas wrote:Lat l > l
Lat r > r
[tick]
elemtilas wrote:Lat w > v
Lat -u- > -v-
Lat -au- > -ou-
Lat -o- > -ou-
[cross]
:eng: - Native
:chn: - B2
:esp: - A2
:jpn: - A2
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